Warren T Rat
Warren T. Rat
Background information
Feature films An American Tail
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice John P. Finnegan
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Warren T. Cat (real name)
Personality Greedy, trickster, clever, evil, rude, sinister, liar
Appearance Brown cat, sometimes wearing fake nose, fake ears that often look rat-like, gold tooth
Occupation Conman, Leader of the Mott Street Maulers
Affiliations Bad
Goal To suck every penny out of the mice without protection from the cats (failed)
Home New York City
Allies Moe (formerly)
Minions Digit, Moe, The Mott Street Maulers
Enemies Fievel Mousekewitz, Tiger, Tony Toponi, Bridget, Gussie Mausheimer, Honest John, Papa Mousekewitz, Mama Mousekewitz, Street Dogs
Likes Money, power, conning mice
Dislikes Fievel, mice, losing money, being outsmarted, being discovered as a fraud, being humiliated
Powers and abilities His persuasion
Weapons Fire, his teeth and claws
Fate He, Digit, and the other cats are being chased down the pier by the "Giant Mouse of Minsk" and into the water and gets traveled to Hong Kong.
Quote "Gentlemen, cat's out of the bag. Get me that mouse!"
"Hey hey wait a minute. Who are you going to believe? Me or your own eyes?"

Warren T. Rat is the hidden but true main antagonist of An American Tail. It would later be revealed in the movie that he is really a cat in disguise who leads a group of cats called the Mott Street Maulers, who terrorize the mice of New York City. He is accompanied by a cockroach named Digit. His name may be a play on the word "warranty". He is voiced by the late John P. Finnegan.


He is greedy and likes to think of himself as sophisticated, constantly misquoting Shakespeare. He also plays the violin horribly (though that might be because his fake nose kept getting in the way).

Role in filmEdit

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He offers false friendship to Fievel when the two meet and offers to take him to his missing family - yet after gaining Fievel's trust he cruelly sells him to a sweatshop, when next they meet it is some time after Fievel managed to escape the sweat-shop: he sees Warren for what he truly is, a cat, and is imprisoned by Warren and his gang to stop him telling anyone, however Fievel is released by Tiger - a soft-hearted minion who doesn't share the usual anti-mice feelings most cats do in the film. Warren and his gang give chase to Fievel but are caught in a trap by the mice, who have had enough of being bullied and unleash a mechanical-mouse that proceeds to knock Warren and his gang off the harbor and into the sea - Warren was last seen hitching a ride on a boat heading for China along with his gang.


  • Warren was to be originally used for Banjo the Woodpile Cat as a character named Rocko. Unfortunately, this idea along with a termite (alot like Digit) who saves Banjo from trouble before meeting Crazy Legs and Banjo being a full-length motion picture were all dumped, due to production costs.
  • Although his true colors are not revealed until near the climax, he is the main villain, because he was actually the Mott Street Maulers' boss and had bigger plans than they did. Plus, he was thought to be a friend to Fievel, but is actually against him.
  • He bears a physical resemblance to The Coachman from Disney's Pinocchio.


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